Lombok is an island east of Bali, a part of Indonesia’s West Nusa Tenggara province. Lombok’s unspoiled landscape and preservationist traditions set it well apart from the touristy beach towns of its western neighbour.
Lombok’s Sade Village people pride themselves in their freedom from the technological gadgetry most of the world can’t seem to live without. They still use candle light to illuminate their night dwellings, though there is electricity there, too.
Not all of Lombok is devoid of technology. Its capital, Kota Mataram, is a relatively modern town.
It may not be possible to turn back the clock on human development, still Lombok’s people do their best to combine their elements of contemporary lifestyle, nature, and religion free of interference with each other.